DETROIT, Mich. -- After a recent release of 2012 honorees, senior sweeper Jessica Niemi (Swartz Creek, Mich./Swartz Creek) became the first four-time United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) First Team All-American in the history of Marygrove College Athletics.
HISTORY! FOUR-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
The fourth straight selection to the first team for Niemi was due in part to the Mustangs stymying performances in their five shutout victories this season. Over the course of her career, Niemi has helped keep the Mustangs' backline in check as the team amassed an impressive 21 shutout victories in its first four years of existence.
ALL-AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTION
Also making the list of USCAA honorees was Kaitlyn Vigna (China Twp., Mich./Marine City). The sophomore midfielder's solid 2012 campaign of seven goals and two assists earned her a spot on the USCAA All-American Honorable Mention team. Vigna has totaled 22 points over the course of her two year career by way of eight goals and six assists.
Four women's soccer players earned the title of Academic All-American after exceeding the requirements set forth by the USCAA of a 3.5 or above cumulative GPA with sophomore or above academic status. Paige Bicoll (Warren, Mich./Mott), Rebecca Collins (Garden City, Mich./Garden City), Jessica Niemi (Swartz Creek, Mich./Swartz Creek), and Kaitlyn Pusey (Holly, Mich./Holly) earned the right to be tabbed USCAA Academic All-Americans due to their outstanding work put forth in the classroom.